United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Two journals containing holograph entries kept by Confederate Civil War officer, William Aiken Kelly. Also contains a photograph of Kelly in uniform (1862). Volume 1 (1864 Jan. 1-Dec. 31) contains brief daily entries concerning the weather, promotions, camp locations, transfers of men, and other activities. In the back of the volume are brief accounts for amounts received and paid. Volume 2 (1864 July 27-Aug 31) provides more detailed accounts of Kelly's activities.
The collection consists of an essay read by Davis before the Richard Kirkland Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Camden, South Carolina in June of 1906. The work is titled Sherman's Raid Through Camden, South Carolina. In the essay, Davis discussed her memories and experiences during the war.
The Wilkinson and Keith family papers consist of correspondence and other documents among the Wilkinson, Keith, Siegling, Haskell, and Marshall families and their friends dating from 1785 to 1920. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1820 to 1890, a large portion of which chronicles Willis Keith's experiences as a Confederate soldier in 1862-1863.